Need help selling a domain!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by TwinRetro, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    I have a domain that I need to sell, and I have no clue how to do it or where...anyone want to help me out? And if anyone posts a lmgtfy link I will personally come to your house and shit on your keyboard. Nothing personal.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

    Apr 8, 2009
    From :
    Most of this seems pretty accurate to what I've seen on the websites. Else, you could sell the domain on ebay.
  3. amrboghdady

    amrboghdady Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    United States
    You could try and (members there could also give you a free domain appraisal so you know its value before selling it)
    At all costs though, avoid eBay, domains rarely sell for a good a price there

    Good luck mate [​IMG]
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I forget the exact timings with regards to how often you can sell things from renewal, transfer and such like (even then a good faith arrangement like redirecting your DNS servers will be helpful) but in general you sell it like anything else with regards to payment- the tech stuff usually means you get to initiate a "domain name transfer"/"domain transfer" except where you might normally do it to yourself on another registrar you get to put details of somebody else in there and/or pass the code to them (you will have to "reply" to a few emails along the way as will your registrar so there is some fallback).

    You might (read almost certainly will) have to unlock it (known as Registrar-Lock or domain lock depending on the person you are speaking to) to make it available for transfer and having good whois data is beyond highly recommended (I am not sure what goes if you have domain privacy extras).

    Be warned some registrars will make this a pain to pull off (up to and including things that would earn them a finger wagging from someone they do not want to have that happen from) and equally some registrars will also allow you to transfer domains between accounts on the same service- accounts are usually free to make so you can also leave any headaches with subsequent transfer to your client (they will be in control of the domain though and able to change options- add in email redirects, subdomains and other DNS entries which is often good enough for them).

    As you might expect this can be a simple to initiate as clicking a few buttons in your control panel or it could involve emails and phone calls to pull off depending on the company you are with (or possibly even who they are with if you have got yourself tangled up in a mess of subcontracting) so I am afraid specific instructions for your current situation are a different matter and it may see you have to pay something to pull it off (if you are the point in life where you are selling a domain you have probably seen all the various "deals" companies do)- better companies will allow you to pass this payment on but see the rest of this paragraph.
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